Liisa Christine Ackerly

Liisa Christine Ackerly
May 7, 1965 - June 1, 2017

A memorial service will be held for Liisa Ackerly at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Dayspring United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Stone officiating.

Liisa Christine Askin Ackerly was born May 7, 1965 in Neenah, Wisconsin. She had been a resident of Tyler for the past 11 years, formerly living in Katy, TX, Magnolia, TX and Easton, PA. She worked as a RN for UT Health Science Center at Tyler and was a member of American Nurses Association. She was also a member of Dayspring UMC, where she volunteered and did mission work.

Liisa went to be with her Lord on June 1, 2017 at the age of 52, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marja Liisa Palohalme Askin.

Survivors include her children, Kayla Craun and husband, John of Virginia, Kristina Heinrich of Virginia, and Jason Ackerly and Michelle Ackerly, both of Tyler, Texas; father, Harry Askin and wife, Carol of Ohio; brother, Dennis Askin and wife, Marita of Virginia; nephew, Alex Askin; niece, Genevieve Askin; six step-brothers and sisters; and numerous step-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JDRF International, www.jdrf.org.

A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Trinity Mother Frances Health System, and her colleagues from ETMC and UTHSC that were there for her.